Cadd Chord on Piano & Guitar: Cadd9 & Cadd2 Chords

    Here's a piano keyboard reference for the Cadd9 chord and the Cadd2 chord.

    The notes of the Cadd9 chord are C E G D and the notes of the Cadd2 chord are C D E G.

    The intervals of the Cadd9 chord are the root (C), major third (E), perfect fifth (G) and major ninth (D).

    The intervals of the Cadd2 chord are the root (C), major second (D), major third (E) and perfect fifth (G).

    Add9 (added-ninth) and add2 (added-second) chords are major chords with an added major 9th or major 2nd. Added chords can often be compared to suspended chords. Sus chords have one of the notes moved up or down instead of an added note. See the Csus chord for more details.

    🎸 You can also jump to guitar chord diagrams for the Cadd9 and Cadd2 chords in common positions on the guitar fretboard. You'll find both open chords and/or barre chords.

    Cadd9 & Cadd2 Chords on Piano

    Cadd9 Chord

    notes: C E G D

    • C
    • E
    • G
    • D

    Cadd2 Chord

    notes: C D E G

    • C
    • D
    • E
    • G

    🎸 Guitar Diagrams for Cadd9 & Cadd2 Chords

    Below you'll find guitar chord diagrams for common chord positions of the Cadd9/Cadd2 chords, along with finger positions or note names.

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    orientation:
    1 Index finger
    2 Middle finger
    3 Ring finger
    4 Pinky

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    piano samples

    The piano samples used for this Cadd9 and Cadd2 chord reference are from “ Salamander Grand Piano V3 ” by Alexander Holm, licensed under CC BY 3.0.

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